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Chama Gaucha Steakhouse

3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
+1 630-324-6002
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (36 reviews)
“ribeye” (14 reviews)
“fried banana” (15 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American, Gluten Free Options
3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superior service. The lamb chops are yummy! Get those instead of the leg of lamb. Bottom sirloin! Picanha! Filet! Perfecto. The service here is the bomb. Fresh plates. Fresh water glasses (too many finger prints?). They take amazing care of you here. After dinner get...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I think this place was the best the very first time we went. Service was insanely attentive, the salad bar is impressive, all the meats are exotic and delicious. The experience feels very elegant and high end. It looses a bit of luster after a...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Best service EVER, seriously! And the most delicious food! I literally couldn't have asked for a better experience!

Thank Amber J
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Muito bom! Parabens! Excellent service, food, and flan. Best Brasilian food in Chicagoland. Forgot the chains, come here! 👍🏻🇧🇷🍮🍽🍖🔥❤️

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We had never been to a place like this before. It is expensive for two of us it was $145 with tip, but the food is unreal! Service was wonderful, meat was tender, plentiful and quick! Great location in the area, parking is a bit...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My first visit to Chama Gaucha was for a business group dinner. I expected a typical Brazilian steakhouse, but was happy to find an extremely high-quality appetizer bar and incredible high-quality meat selection. The service was impeccable, and every food item was the freshest and...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Our first time here! Loved every aspect of our dinner-from the extensive, delicious salad bar (sorry i didn't try the soup) to the many different cuts of meat and the free dessert that we received when they found out we were celebrating our anniversary. Bring...More

Thank sandracF8623KP
Reviewed 10 August 2017

you can eat until you cannot move... walking waiter come to your table with swords of meat..Lamb pork, beef sausage, you name it and it is all good ...

2  Thank goodpix
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Great place to eat meat. Go hungry because there is so much to enjoy. Itfor you can spare it, the salad bar is great.

Thank gstanki
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This was my first experience at a Brazilian steakhouse. The skewered meats were delicious. The salad bar is amazing. The soup is very tasty and fresh. It is truly a unique experience. It is expensive though so I would recommend this for a special occasion....More

Thank Theresa1727
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30 September 2017|
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Response from sandracF8623KP | Reviewed this property |
$60 per person plus drinks. Go with an appetite and try not to fill up on the awesome salad/soup bar! It's the best!
Mouse B
13 February 2017|
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Response from markmillieramon | Reviewed this property |
Yes to the many sides available. The salad bar can be visited as often as necessary for it's assortment of jamon and cheeses.
Yesterday we attended Chama Gaucha for dinner at the Houston location and while the food was very good as expected we left with a very sour taste because we were literally robbed at gun point when it came to settle our bill. We paid with a preloaded Visa card good for a total of $289.61, our total dinner bill was $241.33, but when Lupillo our server presented us with the bill, he first said that we had a credit for $9.00 to be applied to his tip but in the shuffle he changed his story to saying that it was wrong and that we were short on $9.00 asking for the $9.00 plus his tip. I was never satisfied with his attitude and self-created confusion therefore when I got home I call the Visa card and they told me that the amount charged by Chama Gaucha was in effect $ 289.60 (I have written proof of this fact) and to top it all off, Lupillo granted himself a generous additional tip of $20.00 Cash. Details and dishonesty like this result in angry clients; I will try to get my money back from Gama Gaucha and of course I will never visit any of their locations, another good place totally spoiled by dishonest employees
12 September 2016|
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Response from rdz18 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry with your experience - maybe you should call the manager to let them know your experience so they can put a stop to the attitude of this server that is putting a bad taste to their name.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-324-6002
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Chama Gaucha invites you to come and have a taste of southern Brazil... Featuring 12 different cuts of meat from lamb, chicken, pork and beef served to you table side upon your request. Also offering an exquisite salad bar with over 30 items, from fresh vegetables, to house made salads, and gourmet cheeses. Along with your meal are traditional Brazilian side dishes. Our famous Brazilian cheese bread, garlic mash pototoes, fried banana, fried polenta, white rice, and black beans. All served to your hearts content. Come visit us and have a taste of southern Brazil!
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